Image

DL2303.jpg

Ref NoDL2303
Alt Ref NoDL2303
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionSeine crossing
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 Aug 1944
FormatArtwork
Size43 x 51cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptCharon the ferryman of hell
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Charon
Implied textCharon transporting the dead across the River
Styx to Hades
NotesNews: Aug. 25: French tanks lead Allies into Paris. ... The Allied armies advanced fast after the Normandy breakout. General George Patton's American Third Army swept though Orleans. Chartres and Dreux to link up with the British advancing on Rouen. The Germans are now pulling back across the Seine.... [Chronicle of the 20th century]
SubjectsTransport
Europe
Germany
Myths
ferries
Retreat
France
classical mythology
legends
Armed forces
River Seine
Paris
liberty
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL2303

Show related Persons records.

Persons
CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
GB/BCA/2175Charon   
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2019